Men's Tennis

Marcos  Asse
Marcos Asse

Associate Head Coach


Alma Mater:
Florida '01


Ruben Gonzales Produces Historic Moment for Philippines

Win Dubbed Biggest of His Career


#13 Illini Split Double-Header in South Bend

Illinois wins 4-0 over ISU, loses 4-1 to Notre Dame


Ruben Gonzales Wins USA F6 Futures Tournament

Illinois alum captures doubles title


Alum Dennis Nevolo Takes Pro Circuit Doubles Title

Nevolo wins battle of former Illini


Gosea, Kopinski Suffer 8-5 Loss on Day One of National Indoors

Illini pair falls to consolation draw


NCAA Championships - Second Round

Illinois 4, Auburn 3

Associate head coach Marcos Asse begins his sixth season with the Orange and Blue and fourth as Illini associate head coach. In Asse's five seasons at Illinois, the Illini have made NCAA tournament appearances each year, including three trips to the NCAA round of 16. The Orange and Blue finished in the top 20 in four of the five seasons, reaching as high as No. 4 in 2011. Under Asse's guidance, Jared Hiltzik, Farris Gosea, Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon earned All-American honors this past season, making Illinois the only school to have four All-Americans in the same season. Farris Gosea was also named Big 10 Player of the Year. Dennis Nevolo earned All-America honors in 2011 and 2012, making trips to the NCAA singles round of 16 both years. Last season, Asse mentored Jared Hiltzik to qualifying for the NCAA Singles Tournament, reaching the round of 32, while also guiding the duo of Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon to the NCAA Doubles Tournament. In addition to last year, Asse continued his streak of two Illini earning All-Big Ten accolades in each season he's been at Illinois. Asse came to Illinois after serving five years as an assistant coach and associate head coach at the College of William and Mary. During his time there, Asse helped the Tribe achieve several accomplishments, including a Colonial Athletics Association title, NCAA tournament appearances in 2005 and 2007 and three consecutive 16-win seasons in his final three years with the program. Also in 2007, he helped lead the Tribe to its highest ranking ever and was subsequently promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach . In 2008, he helped three players make the NCAA Individual Championships for the first time in over 60 years at William and Mary. A 2001 graduate of the University of Florida, Asse walked onto the Florida tennis team as a freshman and earned himself playing time throughout his career. He was a contributor to Florida's 2000 SEC championship team, posting 21 wins in doubles, which ranks 10th in Florida history for a single season. Asse is married to fellow Florida graduate, Nikki, and the couple have two daughters, Stella & Ana. Updated July 2014